Oneness in parts

Manifoldly mirrored,
me in many parts
or canvas oneness-
art that drills below
my complacent skin
into my manic mind
kaleidoscoped in four
point one dimensions,
but when I squeeze
my eyes, my focus
into two unfolds, and
I am one, assembled
from all divergent
pieces lost before.’

“Portrait of Eivind Eckbo” by Thorvald Hellesen

Today Lillian hosts dVerse poetics with a prompt with pictures by Thorvald Hellesen. I had not heard of him before, but I found his cubistic portraits quite intriguing.

May 23, 2023

19 responses to “Oneness in parts

  1. I love the approach of being one assembled piece from the many parts including the manic mind. My first time to read about this artist Bjorn.

  2. “but when I squeeze my eyes….” Love your poem about this portrait, Bjorn. You’ve captured the cubist spirit in words!

  3. A great title for this image, Björn, and I love the way the poem unfolds, starting with the alliterative ‘Manifoldly mirrored’ and especially the final lines.

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous writing, Bjorn! 😀 I love; “but when I squeeze my eyes, my focus into two unfolds, and
    I am one.” ❤️❤️

  5. Most of the several that I’ve read have the lady somehow gets her parts reassembled. Yours is very unique, I doubt another will use the sneeze. BTW, my sneeze has been very unpredictable since I had the COVID-19.

  6. I like the inspiration you drew here Björn, and effective snd well written piece my friend. 🙂👍🏼✌🏼

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